May 7, 2018

She slaps a sanitary napkin on the whiteboard and takes out a vile of fake blood. Pouring the blood onto the absorpt cloth, she looks out at the class waiting for them to react.

“Miss, Why? Why? Why would you do that?” one boy shrieks. Other students pull their chairs u...

March 1, 2018

How do you summarize the United States education system in seven minutes? In one of my classes there are students from over 20 countries. We were given an assignment of creating a brief TED talk about one particular aspect of the education system from our country. Spea...

February 26, 2018

She walks in with her purse in one hand and sandwich in the other. She puts them on her desk and immediately rushes over the opposite corner of the lab where she playfully punches her friend in the arm. She then runs back to her desk, adjusts her pants, and takes a sea...

February 21, 2018

I first stumbled upon the Global Alliance for LGBT Education (GALE) during the Fulbright application process. After moving to The Netherlands, I immediately set up a meeting with Peter, the Director of GALE. Before our meeting I completed extensive research on all of h...

January 4, 2018

Educating queerly refers to providing an education where heteronormativity is deconstructed and the binary identities reproduced by society are questioned. Essentially, getting people to understand and accept that there is more than just male/female, straight/gay, and...

December 21, 2017

Summer 2014. I left the blistering heat of the Mississippi Delta. That past January, I interviewed at Achievement First Brooklyn High. The prospect of being developed as a teacher and moving closer to my family drove my decision to leave Mississippi. Well that, and the...

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